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Roughriders running back Sheets named CFL offensive player of the week

Edmonton Eskimos' T.J. Hill, 12, and Rennie Curran, centre, tackle the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kory Sheets during first half CFL football game action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, August 24, 2013.


CFL leading rusher Kory Sheets is the league's offensive player of the week after another impressive performance.

Sheets rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Saskatchewan's 30-27 win over Edmonton on Saturday. It was the seventh time Sheets has rushed for over 130 yards in a game this season.

Sheets has rushed for 1,058 yards in eight games this year. He's on pace to break the CFL single-season rushing record of 2,065 yards, set by Montreal's Mike Pringle in 1998.

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Sheets was also named the offensive player of the week in Week 3 and the offensive player of the month for July.

Defensive player of the week honours went to Hamilton's Dee Webb, who returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown while adding a tackle in the Tiger-Cats' 37-14 win over Winnipeg.

Montreal kick returner Tyron Carrier took the special-team award, returning a fourth quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown as the Alouettes beat B.C. 39-38 on a last-second field goal.

Teammate Eric Deslauriers was named top Canadian. The receiver caught four passes for 101 yards, including a 57-yard reception that set up the game-winning field goal.

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